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SiSoft SANDRA Testing

Next we fired up SiSoftware's SANDRA 2009, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run without formatting and both read and write performance metrics are detailed below. We also included SANDRA's graph so you are able to see how the drive performs over time and the length of the entire disk volume, along with the average rated result.

 SiSoft SANDRA 2009
 Synthetic Benchmarks

OCZ Vertex 2 Pro Read Performance

Vertex 2 Pro Write Performance

Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 160GB Read

Intel X25-M Gen 2 160GB Write

OCZ Vertex Series 120GB Read

OCZ Vertex Series 120GB Write

As far as SANDRA is concerned, the new OCZ Vertex 2 Pro is about as fast as the current generation of top-shelf SSDs, like Intel's X25-M or OCZ's original Vertex drive, in terms of read performance.  However, from a write bandwidth perspective at 220MB+/sec, the Vertex 2 Pro drive is measurably faster than virtually all standard MLC-based SATA SSDs we've seen on the market thus far.

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